3 06, 2023

A Life in Pilgrimage

By |2023-06-11T18:52:20+00:00June 3rd, 2023|Life|

If I met me, the question I would ask me is:  What do you do all day?  As I said on a recent podcast, the hermit-thing isn't a total farce or lurk.  I keep mornings entirely for prayer and exercise.  Doing the old Divine Office means a few hours of Psalms in Latin every day.  Perhaps because I didn't learn the old Roman Breviary in seminary (for we did the Liturgy of the Hours—something we traditionalists now call the Liturgy of the Minutes—since it is so short!) I didn't carve enough time out of my day at the beginning of my religious life for both several hours of prayer and [...]

21 05, 2023

Where Does Donor-Money Go?

By |2023-05-30T02:14:41+00:00May 21st, 2023|Life|

Peregrino Hermitage Limited (PHL) is my 501(c)(3) charity approved by the State of Colorado and Archdiocese of Denver.  The latter provides me with health insurance and dental insurance.  However, as I am not in parish life, I must raise my own salary for room, board and ministry expenses.  "Ministry expenses" include that which is necessary to teach the Catholic faith online to tens of thousands of Catholics (and non-Catholics) every month.  Except Zelle donations (which go to my personal account) all your donations to PHL on my Donate Page (whether online or via snail-mail checks) go to my charity and are tax-deductible.  A certain percentage of those donations obviously goes into savings [...]

20 05, 2023

What’s In a Habit?

By |2023-05-20T01:05:06+00:00May 20th, 2023|Life|

When I left diocesan life, but obviously remained a priest, it was time to design a habit. One question I got a few times was "Why don't you just model your habit after one religious order or another?" It's a pretty innocent question, but I would have to explain to people that it would be the equivalent of "stolen valor" in the military. The Franciscan habit is not just a way to look pious or homeless. The Dominican habit is not just a way to look clean or erudite in learning. The Carmelite habit is not just a way to look deep or quiet. All of these habits carry the [...]

29 04, 2023

New Orleans Flashback

By |2023-04-29T14:53:42+00:00April 29th, 2023|Life|

In the Spring of 2017, I was on loan to a TLM-parish in the diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana. Gibson is in the bayou and I often point out I had alligators as closer geographic neighbors than humans. But I often spent time in New Orleans when I got lonely in the swamp. One day, I was walking near the horse track in New Orleans before Mardi Gras. I think it was the Monday before Mardi Gras, but you have to understand that "Mardi Gras season" in NOLA begins in January, and lasts for months. Now, even the homeless (and the street-people with homes) get tired of seeing certain costumes among [...]

23 04, 2023

Production Update

By |2023-04-23T01:52:08+00:00April 23rd, 2023|Life|

Happy Easter, Christ is Risen!  Christ is Truly Risen!As you know, I was taking care of my mother medically and sacramentally before she fell asleep in the Lord.  I thank you all so much for the prayers for the repose of my mother's soul.   To keep up my normal life of prayer this Spring of 2023, I could only keep up on my website, not the videos or podcasts, at least while helping my family and others locally.  However, most of my productions are coming back this Spring.  The following items are quite boring and long-winded, so I put the following topics in order of importance, starting with the [...]

17 04, 2023

Interview with Polish Catholic Newspaper

By |2023-08-29T19:10:15+00:00April 17th, 2023|Life|

I was interviewed by Nasz Dziennik, a large Catholic production in Poland.  A writer named Beata asked me political and religious questions regarding my recent article called Good Catholics Need to Tackle the Hard Topics More.  Here were her questions and my answers: Beata: Were Catholics too easily persuaded that they meddle too much in politics? Who and how is working on it so that we would think so? Me: The Catholic Church in the United States was exploding with baptisms and vocations before Vatican II.  Since the Council, we lose four Catholics for every Protestant convert that comes to us.  Our clergy are afraid to lose more people, so usually [...]

5 04, 2023

Divine Providence Acting Upon Two Births

By |2023-06-19T21:01:24+00:00April 5th, 2023|Life|

My mother, Claire Nix, got sick just before Christmas 2022.  Before offering my own low-Mass on Christmas day, I remember attending a sung midnight Mass at another traditional Church near me.  Before Mass, I was kneeling on the prie-Dieu in the sanctuary as I listened to a Christmas carol called Lully, Lulla, Lullay.  It's a silly name, but it was one of the most beautiful carols.  I had never heard it before.  Although dark before that midnight Mass, I hid my face because I was crying.  Deep inside, I knew my mother would not beat this illness, even though she was admitted to the hospital with rather mild symptoms.  She [...]

4 04, 2023

The Maniturgium On the Mother of a Priest

By |2023-04-20T04:39:37+00:00April 4th, 2023|Life|

My mother died yesterday.  Her name is Claire Nix and her maiden name is Donnelly.  She was 100% Irish but born and raised on the South Side of Chicago.  I'm going to write more about her death later this week. When referring to death, the Apostle Paul says someone "fell asleep in the Lord."  That might sound like overly-pious language to most Catholics today, but it is more theologically accurate if we really believe Christ has conquered death, as we know He did on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  We especially are reminded that "Christ has trampled down death by death" during Holy Week, as the Eastern Rite Liturgies exclaim. [...]

22 03, 2023

Lenten Outreach 2023

By |2023-03-23T02:52:27+00:00March 22nd, 2023|Life|

The second-lesson in the TLM today is: Thus says the Lord God: Wash yourselves clean! Put away your misdeeds from before My eyes; cease doing evil; learn to do good. Make justice your aim: redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow. Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord: though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow; though they be crimson red, they may become white as wool. If you are willing, and obey, you shall eat the good things of the land, says the Lord almighty.—Isaiah 1:16-19. Wednesdays at the third largest Planned Parenthood in the world is mostly a [...]

10 03, 2023

Why Apostolic Catholicism?

By |2023-03-20T19:10:44+00:00March 10th, 2023|Life|

Notice:  There will be few forthcoming blogs and podcasts and videos this Spring for three reasons:  1) I am assisting my mother in what seems to be her last days on earth.  2) I was locked out of my YouTube channel for thought-crimes against the left.  3) My pro-life trial from three years ago in New Jersey is delayed until April or May 2023... All of these things seem to have piled up in a way that is far outside my control at this point. Most of the lies repeated about me online have something to do with this or this, both of which I disprove in the above links. [...]

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